Carl Zeiss Planar 75mm f3.5 (taking). Heidosmat 75mm f2.8 (viewing). In my view one of the very nicest medium format camera ever made.
An all manual no-nonsense German precision instrument from the height of German mechanical engineering. The model was one of cult street photographer. Vivian Maier's most used cameras. This is the highly regarded 3.5F-model which has the best lens and is the easiest to use. It features a coupled lightmeter and the aperture and speed dials adjusted individually (other models have coupled dials which are annoying).
It features the detachable hood making it easy to clean the mirror and replace matte screens. The 75mm 3.5 Planar is maybe the sharpest standard lens ever made for medium format. Tack sharp at all apertures with beautiful micro contrast and creamy out-of-focus areas. Some state that the 3.5 Planar is sharper than the 2.8 version, but in my experience the two lenses renders very similarly. I prefer TLRs over mirror reflex cameras like Hasselblad, as I can handhold at much slower shutter speeds (even down to 1/15sec sometimes).It is more portable so you end up using it more often. For street photography strangers are strangely open to having their picture taken when you use a beautiful Rolleiflex.
Most people think I use these for fun and just can't comprehend that it is one of the very best image makers in the world. The camera is in very nice condition given that it is almost 60 years old made approx. Used but clearly taken well care of.
Please inspect the large images carefully, they give an accurate description of cosmetics. The light meter plastic has yellowed a bit over the years but it is no problem making readings. Both lenses are in amazing mint or near mint condition. Free of scratches, cleaning marks, haze, fungus or any dust worth mentioning. Shutter speeds are accurate at all speeds according to my measurements.Focusing is nice and smooth. I get reliable 1/500s flash sync with my small radio triggers. Focusing hood is in nice condition. The matte screen is in good condition and the mirror was just cleaned. The old light meter is surprisingly accurate and quite useful actually. If you have any questions, I will happily answer all emails. The item "EXC+++ Rolleiflex 3.5F Zeiss Planar 75mm f/3.5.
Vivian Maier" is in sale since Monday, May 13, 2019. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Film Photography\Film Cameras". The seller is "ullefar" and is located in copenhagen, default. This item can be shipped worldwide.